Motion detector installed in train yard causes stir
May 27, 2004
PHILADELPHIAÃ‚Â - A commercial motion detector found in a rail car storage yard in Philadelphia, was not the making of a terrorist plot, according to the FBI and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Rather, a full-time SEPTA employee, who also works part time for an unnamed security company, installed the device in order to be alerted when his supervisors approached.
A SEPTA employee found the device in a rail yard near the 30th Street Station, on Track #11 in Powelton Yard. Since the bombings of commuter trains in Madrid, domestic transportation officials have been especially attentive to possible terrorist attacks.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were involved at the request of the SEPTA. They had found this device and had no idea why this device was planted and by who,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jerri Williams from the FBIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s media office in Philadelphia. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That person has not been charged,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said, but added the case is still pending.